Episode 21 – Classic vs. Covers with Lame Genie

Video game music cover bands have been going for decades now. It’s tough to stand out in a crowded genre, but we think Lame Genie pulls off something special. On this episode, we are joined by Lame Genie members Mike Costigan, Kyle Sawaia and Jeff McGowan for a not-so-serious discussion on their band, Taco Bell sponsorships, melting their brains with anagram knowledge, all while comparing 5 of their covers to the songs they’re based on! Get ready for some tracks that you don’t hear covered that often, in this very goofy, extremely radical episode of XVGM Radio!

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Intro – MegaMan III (NES – 1990) “Medley” Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita / Cover from Retropander
1 – Mario Kart 64 (N64 – 1996) “Kalimari Desert” Kenta Nagata / Cover from Play Games, Eat Tacos
2 – Undertale (PC/Vita/PS4/Mac/Linux/Switch – 2015-2018) “Asgore” Toby Fox, guitars by Stephanie MacIntire / Cover from Retropander
3 – Mega Man X (SNES – 1993) “Chill Penguin” Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama / Cover from The Pretension Index Vol 2: Moist
4 – Silent Hill 2 (PS2 – 2001) “Theme of Laura” Akira Yamaoka / Cover from Play Games Eat Tacos
5- The Messenger (Switch/Windows – 2018) “The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak)” Rainbowdragoneyes / Cover from Play Games Eat Tacos
Outro: Killer Instinct (SNES/Arcade – 1995/1994) “Title Theme” Cover from Retropander

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